A Welcome from Charlie Runyan
Dear FA Students and Families,

As summer comes to a close and the school year begins, I am often asked, “are you excited for the school year to start?” As I sit here writing this in the warm summer sun with my friends and family, it is a simple answer: “no.” It’s not for the reason they might think, however. Yes, getting up early, studying for tests, and losing my free time is going to be tough, but it’s really because I do not want my ten years as a FA Knight to end. I do not want to say goodbye to the amazing traditions and relationships I have made as a FA student.

Ever since I joined the FAmily in the second grade, I could tell that Frederica Academy was built on traditions and relationships. From going on the Ebenezer trip in fifth grade to Baccalaureate the night before graduation, traditions are what make Frederica a family. I still remember in sixth grade when we loaded up the buses to head to camp Kanuga and when we boarded the plane to fly to Washington, D.C., for our Carpe Vitam trips. Outside of the classroom, we were able to build strong relationships that will last a lifetime. These strong relationships are what make up the FAmily. 

So, as I look into the new school year, I am excited for the new memories I will make. But I’m even more excited to watch as other students make the same memories I cherish close to my heart. I look forward to welcoming everyone back and to creating more memories together.


Charlie Runyan, Class of 2022
Upper School Student Council President
This Week at FA

Monday + Tuesday
Back-to-School Clothing Drive
Benefitting Safe Harbor
See Details Below

Monday + Tuesday
Faculty + Staff Pre-Planning

Monday (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
MS + US Locker Set-Up

Monday (9:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
US 101 - Session #1
Corn Hall

Monday (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Recycled LS + MS Uniform Sale
Gym + Hamilton Hall Breezeway

Monday (11:00 AM - 12:45 PM)
US 101 - Session #2
Corn Hall

Monday @ 11:30 AM
Middle School Pizza Lunch
New Students + Buddies
Hamilton Hall

Monday (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
MS/US New Parent Mix + Mingle (Drop-In)
Terry Thomas Room (Ralston Arts Center)
Hosted by: FA Parent Association

Monday @ 12:30 PM
Upper School Pizza Lunch
New US Students + Buddies
Hamilton Hall

Monday @ 12:45 PM
Middle School Chromebook Orientation

Monday (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Recycled LS + MS Uniform Sale
Gym + Hamilton Hall Breezeway

Monday (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Lower School New Parent Mix + Mingle (Drop-In)
Terry Thomas Room (Ralston Fine Arts Center)

Monday @ 3:00 PM
Lower School New Knight Pottery Party #1
Grades 1-4
Lower School Art Room

Monday @ 3:30 PM
Lower School New Knight PE Party
Grades 1-4

Monday @ 4:00 PM
Lower School New Knight Pottery Party #2
Grades 1-4
Lower School Art Room

Tuesday @ 2:00 PM
Parent Alert Crisis Notification DRILL
via Voice Mail Message, Text, and Email

Tuesday @ 3:30 PM
Class of 2022 Meeting with Mr. Temple
Nash Academic Center

Tuesday (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Campus-Wide Open House + Classroom Visits
All FA Parents + Students Invited

Tuesday (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Recycled LS + MS Uniform Sale
Gym + Hamilton Hall Breezeway

First Day of School!
(Additional Details Below)

Friday @ 8:30 AM
Senior Photos
Shuman Conference Room
Back-to-School Information
Knights Table Menu

Pre-K and Kindergarten families should use the button above to access the order form for a "Bento Box" or the "Big Kids" option. Completed forms should be given to your child's teacher on or before the first day of school.
FA Parent Association News
Welcome back from the Parent Association! We are busy getting back to work supporting our families and school and are excited to see everyone. We are preparing for a busy week heading into the first week of school!

We have three more Recycled Uniform Sales for Lower and Middle School students this week. Gently used uniforms are available for purchase for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Sales will take place in the breezeway between Hamilton Hall (cafeteria) and the Gym.

  • Monday, August 9th 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, August 9th 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 10th 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The PA is excited to meet our new FA parents and is hosting a New Parent Mix + Mingle on Monday, August 9th, in the Terry Thomas Room. While our new students attend on-campus events, parents new to FA are invited to drop by to meet other new parents and members of the Parent Association. New families and buddy families are encouraged to attend!

  • Middle and Upper School New Parents: 11:30am-1:30pm (Register Here)
  • Lower School New Parents: 3:00-5:00pm (Register Here)

The PA is happy to host a pre-planning luncheon for our teachers on Tuesday, August 10th at 12:00 p.m. in the Gym Lobby. It will be a grab-and-go lunch so our teachers can be fueled and ready as they prepare their classrooms for the first day of school. 

If you are interested in getting involved in the Parent Association, we offer many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. Whether you have an hour to give or are looking for a long term commitment, please let us know. Click HERE to access this year’s list of volunteer opportunities, and be sure to let us know how you want to be involved! 
MS Locker Set-Up Day
Monday (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Fifth and Sixth Grades - Benefield Hall
Seventh and Eighth Grades - Fleming Hall

Locker assignments will be posted at the ends of the hallway in each building.

The dimensions for the lockers are 18" wide x 18" deep x 36" tall. Please note that there are hooks for hanging items on the back of the locker and in the center of the locker ceiling.
Upper School 101
All students new to the Upper School (including all incoming freshmen) are invited to attend this informative and interactive orientation designed to inform students of the ins and outs of Corn Hall. Students will learn more about their schedule, study period, locker assignment, college counseling and other Upper School highlights. Classroom tours, teacher introductions, FACTS access and email orientation are also explored. Please register via the following buttons.
MS + US Pizza Parties
Monday, August 9 | 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. | Hamilton Hall |  Register Here
New Middle School Knights and their buddies are invited to enjoy a pizza lunch to meet and connect with other Middle School FA Knights. All new and returning Middle School Knights are invited to attend. Kindly RSVP.
Monday, August 9 | 12:30 p.m – 1:30 p.m. | Hamilton Hall |  Register Here
New Upper School Knights and their buddies are invited to enjoy a pizza lunch to meet and connect with other Upper School FA Knights. All new and returning Middle School Knights are invited to attend. Kindly RSVP.
MS Chromebook Orientation
Monday, August 9 | Been Library | 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Students new to the Middle School (including all incoming 5th and 6th grade students) will receive their Chromebook and learn how to access FACTS and their personalized Frederica email account in this helpful orientation.
Register Here
LS New Knight Parties
New Knights in grades 1st through 4th will sculpt, glaze, and play while experiencing Frederica’s enriching extracurricular specials. Paired with his or her buddy, each new student will attend his or her choice of party based on interests and passions. A student may choose to create a pottery masterpiece OR enjoy teamwork and play with a variety of fun P.E. games and activities. New Knights may select only one (1) party option.
Pottery Party Session 1: Lower School Art Rm | 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Register Here
Pottery Party Session 2: Lower School Art Rm | 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Register Here
P.E. Party: Outdoor Fields + Gymnasium | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Parent Alert Notification TEST
We use the FACTS Parent Alert notification system to contact stakeholders in time sensitive or emergency situations. Parent Alert gives us the ability to contact parents (and other designated family emergency contacts), faculty, staff, and trustees simultaneously via email, text, and voicemail in the event of a crisis or to provide updates regarding logistical or operational matters that require immediate notification.

To help determine that we have the correct contact information for all parents, faculty, staff, and trustees, we are sending a Parent Alert TEST notification on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Please click HERE to email Brad Hutcherson should you not receive an email, text, or voice mail message at a desired email account or telephone number on Tuesday at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Classroom Sneak Peek Visits
Clothing Drive
Please gather up any and all gently used clothing/accessories for this year's FA Annual Back-to-School Clothing Drive. These clothes will benefit the children at Safe Harbor Children's Shelter and other local service organizations. Your time, effort and generosity provides clothes for the return to school and family court appointments. Clothes can be dropped off at the front of the Administration Building on Monday and Tuesday of this week  All sizes welcomed.  Thank you.
Arrival + Departure Information
Arrival: 8:00 a.m. in classroom
Pick-Up: 2:00 p.m.
Arrival: 8:00 a.m. in classroom
Pick-Up: 3:00 p.m.
Arrival: 8:00 a.m. - Meet at the Athletic Complex Tent.
Pick-Up: 3:20 p.m.
Arrival: 8:00 a.m. - Meet in Hamilton Hall
Pick-Up: 3:20 p.m.
(with the exception of student buddies)
Arrival: 8:15 a.m. - Meet in Advisory
Pick-Up: 3:20 p.m.

(with the exception of student buddies)
Arrival: 8:15 a.m. - Meet in the Gym
Pick-Up: 3:20 p.m.

Start and end times for the first day of school are the same as normal school days for the balance of the year with the exception of Middle School and Upper School new students and their buddies.

New Middle School students and their buddies should meet in the Athletic Complex Tent on the first day of school. All other MS students should report to their Advisory.

Click here for the Middle School schedule for the first day of school.

New Upper School students and their buddies should meet in Hamilton Hall on the first day of school. All other US students should report to the gym.

Click here for the Upper School schedule for the first day of school.
Middle School and Upper School Tutorial will begin on Monday, August 16, and is from 3:20 - 3:50 p.m. (Following Dismissal)
Middle School Advisory
The purpose of a Middle School Advisory/Homeroom Program is to help “students grow in mind, body and spirit” by providing a safe, engaging environment where students connect to each other and an adult advocate, have fun, and give back to the community.

With this in mind, students will meet in their Advisory/Homeroom multiple times throughout the First day of school. Students please report to your Advisory (6th-8th grades) or Homeroom (5th grade) when the first bell rings at 8:10 a.m. instead of going to your first period class.

Advisory lists will be posted in both Middle School hallways. Student Advisory classes are also listed on their schedules. I encourage you to check the day before school starts for your student’s the most updated assigned Advisory.

Please contact Rachael Lee if you have any questions.
Knights in Extended Day (KiX)
The Frederica Academy KiX program (Knights in Extended Day), is available for FA students in Pre-K through Sixth Grade. Anyone who may want to use the extended day services during the 2021-2022 school year should complete a KiX form

All Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade families should complete and return a KiX Registration form in the event unanticipated family circumstances necessitate a student attend KiX on short notice.
KiX is located in The Knights Castle (the former Georgia Power building immediately to the right upon entering campus before you go through the FA Gate). There are age appropriate activities taking place in different rooms. Older students are encouraged to work on homework during the time they are at KiX.  
The program begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. Students enter the program at the conclusion of their regular school day. When Lower School After School Programs commence later this fall, students may opt to join KiX after daily programming in our seasonal After School Programs.
Attendance at KiX is billed on an hourly basis. “Frequent Flyers” receive a reduced rate based on how many hours a child is in attendance at KiX. For multiple siblings, we offer a 10% discount for the oldest sibling. All of this information is detailed on the KiX Registration Form. Please click HERE to access the KiX Registration Form and to learn more about the KiX Program.
Click HERE to email Heather Day, KiX Program Director, for more information.
Peach State College Tour
Upper School students and parents are invited to join Augusta University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia for their annual Peach State Tour in-person and/or virtual sessions.  

In-Person Sessions​:
Atlanta — Sunday, August 8: 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Valdosta — Thursday, August 19: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
​Gainesville — Thursday, August 26: 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
Macon — Tuesday, August 31: 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Columbus — Wednesday, September 1: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
White — Tuesday, September 7: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Augusta — Thursday, September 9: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Virtual Sessions:
​​​Wednesday, August 18: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 25: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
FA Online Spirit Store
Frederica Academy is partnering with a new vendor this year to offer online Spirit Wear items.

Each week, fans can purchase items featuring two different FA athletic programs as well as a site that sells FA Knights apparel and accessory items that are not to a specific sport.

Since the items will rotate frequently, you should order them at your earliest convenience.

Please make sure to read carefully the details regarding ordering deadlines and delivery timelines.

Please click here to email Coach Nash should you have questions or want more information.
Booster Club Spirit Wear Sales
FA Fall Athletic Schedules
The Middle School and Varsity Volleyball schedules are being tweaked and will be included in the August 9 FA Knightly News communication.
August Calendar

August 16 + 18
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Booster Club Spirit Wear Sale

August 23 @ 6:00 PM
Lower School Parent Curriculum Night

August 24 @ 8:15 AM
University of Georgia
College Counseling Center

August 24 @ 1:10 PM
Georgia State University
College Counseling Center

August 25 @ 1:05 PM
Georgia College
College Counseling Center

August 26 @ 5:00 PM
Middle School Parent Curriculum Night

August 27 @ 7:30 PM
Varsity Football Home Opener
vs. Valwood

August 28
SAT Exam at FA

August 30 @ 6:00 PM
US Parent Curriculum Night
FA Social Media